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CASHMIR & LECOUX:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S.A. (1976)
Releases:
Phantom Records HB-10579 (USA, 2/17/1976)

Track(s):
A1. Happy Birthday USA (3:19) - Cusano/Wolff [LYRICS] | [MP3]
B1. The Exorcism of Kazcnyz (2:46) - Wolff/Sprigg [LYRICS] | [MP3]

On what may be Vinnie's first professional recordings, Vinnie teamed-up with David Wolff to write a novelty song in honor of the American bicentennial celebration of 1976. David would later be the manager and partner of Cyndi Lauper. According to Vinnie, "in 1975 I had a record deal. One shot single on Windfall Records. One shot. It was called 'Happy Birthday U.S.A.' It was a rock 'n roll Bicentennial song. And his manager Bud Prager heard the song I did and said, 'Ah man, I've got to put this out.' And you know I was real.... I had no experience. And Mick Jones was the second guitarist for Leslie West at the time" (REH ProTalk w/ Steve Rosen, 1988). This single is easier to obtain as a promo without the advant-garde B-side.

Facts:
  • Producer(s): Ed Sprigg
  • Album Release: 1976



  • BLACK SATIN:



    BLACK SATIN (1976)
    Releases:
    Buddah BDS-5654 (USA, 1976)

    Track(s):
    A1. Tears, Tears, Tears (4:56) - Parris [MP3]
    A2. How I Wish We Could Do It Again (4:19) - White/Relf
    A3. Let My Fingers Do The Walking (3:30) - Parris [MP3]
    A4. We're A Star (3:35) - Parris [MP3]
    A5. In The Still Of The Night (4:20) - Parris [MP3]
    B1. Everybody Stand And Clap Your Hands (3:43) - Parris
    B2. Light The Matches (3:35) - Parris
    B3. Get It Up (4:05) - Parris
    B4. Hey There Pretty Lady (3:54) - Parris
    B5. All Over Now (3:46) - Parris

    Recorded at Conneticut Recording Studios, Bridgeport CT and Gold Star Studios; Lead vocals by Fredericke Lee Parris; Album includes a re-recorded version of Fred's Five Satins 1956 hit, "In The Still Of The Night." Vinnie was doing session work at this studio at the time of the recording of this album, so his specific recording contributions are not specified on the credits. He is mis-creditted on the album as "Vinnie Casano" (see the credits). It's seems likely that any session work was restricted to the songs recorded at CRS (A1, A3, A4, & A5) since the others seem to date from early 1975 while the rest seem to date from the end of that year and the following. An extended disco version of A1 exists from 12" singles.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Al Altman & Marty Kugell
  • Album Release: 1976
  • First Single: "Everybody Stand And Clap Your Hands (For The Entertainer)" b/w "Hey There Pretty Lady" (Buddah BDA-477, 10/1975) R&B #49
  • Second Single: "Tears, Tears, Tears" b/w "Light The Matches" (Buddah, 1977)



  • THE HITCHHIKERS:



    THE HITCHHIKERS (1976)
    Releases:
    ABC/Dunhill Records ABCD-973 (USA, 10/26/1976)
    ABC/Anchor Records ABCL-5209 (UK, 1976)

    Track(s):
    A1. Free (2:55) - Lamm
    A2. Rolling Dice (3:45) - Leka/Rose II
    A3. My Baby's Gone (6:00) - Calabrese
    A4. Don't Want to Live Without You (3:50) - Calabrese
    A5. You're Making A Big Mistake (3:59) - Deloch
    B1. Music Fills Your Heart (4:01) - Demers
    B2. Bad, Bad Girl (3:06) - Calabrese
    B3. Love Keeps Knocking At My Door (3:04) - Calabrese
    B4. Good Time Man (3:58) - Calabrese
    B5. This Song's For You Mama (6:37) - Cusano [LYRICS] | [MP3]

    Recorded at Conneticut Recording Studios, Bridgeport CT; Lead vocals by Kenny Hamber; Vinnie was doing session work at this studio at the time of the recording of this album, so his specific recording contributions are not specified on the credits (see them here). Regardless, The Hitchhikers was a R&B project out of Connecticut, which correlates very nicely with Vinnie's roots.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Ralph Calabrese
  • Album Release: 1976
  • First Single: "You're Making A Big Mistake" b/w "Don't Wanna Leave Without You" (ABC-12248)
  • Second Single: "Rolling Dice" b/w "This Song's For You Mama"



  • UNNAMED ARTIST:



    UNRELEASED STUDIO ALBUM (1976/7)
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    Releases:
    Columbia/Epic (USA, Unreleased)

    Track(s):
    Unknown.

    Recorded at Conneticut Recording Studios, Bridgeport CT; Engineered by Billy Rose assisted by John Conventino. Mixed at Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, NY. This album was cancelled after the mixing stage due to a change in leadership at the record label.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Felix Cavaliere
  • Album Release: Unreleased.



  • TREASURE:



    TREASURE (1977)
    Releases:
    Columbia/Epic 34890 (USA, 11/1/1977)
    Epic KSF-2089 (South Africa, 1978)
    Sony/Epic EICP-7031 (Japan, 2002 - CD Reissue)
    Wounded Bird WOU-04890 (USA, 2010 - w/ bonus track)

    Track(s):
    A1. I Wanna Love You (4:20) - Cavaliere [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A2. Innocent Eyes (2:58) - Cusano [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A3. Love Me Tonight (3:18) - Cavaliere/D. Clapp [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A4. Jubilation (4:35) - Cavailere/D. Clapp [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A5. When the Sun Shines (3:44) - Cavaliere [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B1. My Lady Once Told Me (2:56) - Cavaliere/D. Clapp [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B2. Turn Yourself Around (3:18) - Cusano [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B3. Think It's Love (3:52) - Cavaliere [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B4. Treasure (3:28) - Cavaliere [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    10. I Wanna Love You (Single Version) (3:28) - Cavaliere [LYRICS]

    Recorded at Sound Ideas, New York City, NY. Engineered by Rick Rowe assisted by Lucy Laurie. Vinnie as a member of the band on guitar as well as with co-writing credits. Vocals, Keyboards, Arp Synthesizer and Oberheim: Felix Cavaliere; Vocals, lead guitar, 12-string: Vinnie Cusano; Drums: Jack Scarangella; Bass: Rick Laird. The band toured in support of the album even opening some shows for Meat Loaf.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Felix Cavaliere
  • Album Release: 1977
  • First Single: "I Wanna Love You"



  • LAURA NYRO:



    NESTED (1978)
    Releases:
    Columbia 35449 (USA, 6/1978)
    Iconoclassic Records 1001 (USA, 4/8/2008 - CD Reissue)

    Track(s):
    A1. Mr. Blue (5:01) - Nyro
    A2. Rhythm And Blues (2:57) - Nyro
    A3. My Innocence (3:24) - Nyro
    A4. Crazy Love (4:18) - Nyro
    A5. American Dreamer (4:08) - Nyro
    B1. Springblown (4:24) - Nyro
    B2. The Sweet Sky (3:32) - Nyro [MP3]
    B3. Light-Pop's Principle (2:53) - Nyro [MP3]
    B4. Child In A Universe (4:09) - Nyro
    B5. The Nest (2:27) - Nyro [MP3]

    Engineered by Dale Ashby, Pop Ashby, and Frank Koenig. Vinnie shares guitar duties with John Tropea (see the credits). Felix Cavaliere from Treasure on keyboards/piano on tracks B2 & B5. One possible assumption is that John handled the acoustic and rhythm tracks and Vinnie the electric guitars not discounting that Vinnie had jammed with Laura as early as late-1976. However, as a caveat to the below, it is probably dangerous to pidgeon-hole Vinnie into "electric" only considering the eclectic mix of his 1970s sessions (hence B1)!

    {opinion} Track A1 is primarily acoustic, so probably not; Track A2 is more upbeat, but nothing screams Vinnie; Track A3 seems like a possibility; Track A4 is piano accompanyment only, so no; Track A5 seems like a possibility; Track B1 seems like a possibility; Track B2 seems like a possibility; Track B3 seems unlikely; Track B4 seems unlikely; Track B5 seems like a possibility.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Laura Nyro & Roscoe Harring
  • Album Release: 1978



  • DAN HARTMAN:



    INSTANT REPLAY (1978)
    Releases:
    Blue Sky/CBS ZK-35641 (USA, 11/1978)
    Columbia 983-383-2 (US Reissue, 1995)

    Track(s):
    A1. Instant Replay (5:19) - Hartman
    A2. Countdown/This Is It (14:07) - Hartman
    B1. Double-O-Love (5:56) - Hartman
    B2. Chocolate Box (2:52) - Hartman
    B3. Love Is A Natural (6:17) - Hartman
    B4. Time And Space (4:55) - Hartman

    Recorded at the Schoolhouse; This album is available on CD through CBS' Collector's Choice series. Vinnie Cusano plays 12-string rhythm and the second guitar solo on "Double-O-Love" and the guitar solo and backing vocals on "Time and Space". Also Appearing on the album was Edgar, whom Vinnie would later tour with. Vinnie toured with Dan Hartman in support of the album and can be seen on the album's inner cover. He also turns up on promo videos and some countries singles picture sleeves.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Dan Hartman
  • Album Release: 1978
  • RIAA: Gold (1/23/1979)



  • TOMMY ROCK:



    DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY (1979)
    Releases:
    Line Records/Bomp LMS-3003 (Ger, 1979)

    Track(s):
    A1. Dancing The Night Away (2:32) - Rock/Fowley
    B1. Modern Girls (3:18) - Pickus/Rock [MP3]
    B2. Felicio (2:52) - Pickus/Rock

    "Vinnie (Cusano) Vincent on lead guitar. His pre-Taste for His Invasion. He came in from an ad call. Had all these certificates: Laura Nyro. Felix Cavalieri. Dan (Instant Replay) Hartmann. The point was: With Kim at the helm of this El Cheapo Tommy Rock excursion, We (Gary P. and I) Had No Room For Improvement. He had to be On Time, Brilliant, and Kool."

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Kim Fowley
  • Album Release: 1979



  • FELIX CAVALIERE:



    CASTLES IN THE AIR (1979)
    Releases:
    Epic JE-35990 (USA, 11/1979)

    Track(s):
    A1. Good To Have Love Back (4:17) - Cavaliere
    A2. Only A Lonely Heart Sees (3:41) - Cavaliere/Tran
    A3. All Or Nothing (4:42) - Cavaliere [MP3]
    A4. Castles In The Air (4:00) - Cavaliere
    A5. People Got To Be Free (4:07) - Cavaliere/Brigati
    B1. Dancin' The Night Away (4:08) - Cavaliere
    B2. Love Is The First Day Of Spring (3:30) - Cavaliere/Brigati [MP3]
    B3. Outside Your Window (5:00) - Cavaliere/Beck/Young
    B4. Don't Hold Back Your Love (5:18) - Cavaliere/Beck [MP3]
    B5. You Turned Me Around (4:00) - Cavaliere

    Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York, NY; Vinnie plays guitar on tracks A3 & B2 and provides the guitar solo on track B4.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Felix Cavaliere & Cengiz Yaltkaya
  • Album Release: 1979



  • HEAT:



    STILL WAITING (1981)
    Releases:
    MCA Records MCA-5182 (USA, 6/1981)
    Cool Sound COOL-010 (Japan, 7/30/1998 - CD)

    Track(s):
    A1. Still Waiting (3:31) - Saviano/Arnold/Wolfert
    A2. Follow You Home (3:49) - Saviano/Sheridan
    A3. Take Me There (3:30) - Saviano/Arnold
    A4. Give It A Chance (4:51) - Saviano/Arnold
    B1. Don't Waste A Minute (4:32) - Saviano
    B2. Regina (4:25) - Saviano/Pride
    B3. Keep On Moving (3:33) - Saviano
    B4. Solarisis (5:58) - Saviano
    09. Still Waiting* (5:52) - Saviano/Arnold/Wolfert
    10. Follow You Home* (5:52) - Saviano/Sheridan

    Arranged by Tom Saviano; Executive Producers Charles Koppelman and Gary Klein; Recorded at Fidelity Studios, CA. Vinnie is credited as a guitar player on the album, but not specifically by track. "Solarisis" has a pretty good solo which could be him. Vinnie had also done jazz sessions in the mid-1970s... Tracks 9-10 are additional single mixes included on the 1998 CD reissue.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Tom Saviano



  • KISS:



    CREATURES OF THE NIGHT (1982)
    Releases:
    Casablanca/PolyGram NBLP-7270 (USA, 10/13/82)
    Casablanca/Phonogram 6302-219 (Europe)
    Casablanca/PolyGram 6302-219 (Australia, 10/82)
    Casablanca/Phonogram CANL-4 (UK, 10/82)
    Casablanca/PolyStar 28S-138 (Japan, 1982)
    Casablanca P33C-20013 (Japan)
    PolyStar PHCR-6113 (Japan, CD)
    Mercury/PolyGram 824-154-1/4 (US Reissue 7/14/85, 10/95 - Vinyl)
    Mercury/PolyGram 824-154-2 (US Reissue, 7/87)
    Mercury 532-391-2/4 (Int. Remaster, 10/7/97)

    Track(s):
    A1. Creatures Of The Night (4:01) - Stanley/Mitchell [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A2. Saint And Sinner (4:50) - Simmons/Japp [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A3. Keep Me Comin' (4:00) - Stanley/Mitchell [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A4. Rock And Roll Hell (4:08) - Simmons/Adams/Vallance [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A5. Danger (3:55) - Stanley/Mitchell [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B1. I Love It Loud (4:12) - Simmons/Cusano [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B2. I Still Love You (6:06) - Stanley/Cusano [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B3. Killer (3:19) - Simmons/Cusano [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B4. War Machine (4:13) - Simmons/Adams/Vallance [LYRICS] | [MP3]

    Recorded at The Record Plant Studios, LA, CA July - September 1982 by Dave Wittman. Drums recorded at Record One Studios, LA, CA, July 1982 by Niko Bolas and Rich Bosworth. Additional engineering by Ricky Delano, Kevin Eddy and David Blanco. Mixed at The Power Station Studios, NYC, NY by Bob Clearmountain and Gene Simmons. Vinnie's guitar work is uncredited, as are the contributions of Steve Ferris, Bob Kulick, and Adam Mitchell.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Michael James Jackson, Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons
  • Album Release: October 13, 1982
  • First Single: "I Love It Loud"
  • Second Single: "Killer" - In Some Countries
  • Second Single: "Creatures Of The Night" - In Some Countries
  • First Video: "I Love It Loud" (w/ Ace)
  • Album reaches #64 in the charts
  • WAS (NOT WAS):
    BORN TO LAUGH AT TORNADOS (1983)
    Releases:
    Geffen/Warner Bros. M5G-4016/24251 (USA, 1983)
    Geffen GEFD 2-4016 (USA, 1987 - CD Issue)

    Track(s):
    A1. Knocked Down, Made Small (Treated Like a Rubber Ball) (3:07) - D. Was/D. Was
    A2. Bow Wow Wow Wow (3:10) - D. Was/D. Was
    A3. Betrayal (3:06) - D. Was/D. Was
    A4. Shake Your Head (Let's Go to Bed) (3:55) - D. Was/D. Was
    A5. Man vs. the Empire Brain Building (4:02) - D. Was/D. Was
    B1. (Return to The Valley of) Out Come the Freaks (4:22) - D. Was/D. Was
    B2. Professor Night (4:10) - D. Was/D. Was
    B3. The Party Broke Up (2:14) - D. Was/D. Was
    B4. Smile (3:15) - D. Was/D. Was [MP3]
    B5. Zaz Turned Blue (4:19) - D. Was/D. Was

    Recorded November 1982 - June 1983 at Sound Suite Recording Studios; The song features guest vocalist Doug Fieger from The Knack and has Vinnie on 2nd Lead Guitar and Bob Kulick on "Power Chord Guitar." The song was one of four also included on an promotional "Selections From..." EP (Geffen PRO-A-2079).

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Don St. Was, David St. Was, and Jack Tann
  • Album Release: 1983
  • KISS:
    LICK IT UP (1983)
    Releases:
    Mercury/PolyGram 814-297-1/2/4 (USA, 9/18/83)
    Casablanca/Phonogram VERL-9 (Holland, 1983)
    Vertigo/Phonogram VERL-9 (Europe, 1983)
    Casablanca/Polystar 28S-181 (Japan, 1983)
    PolyStar P33C-20014 (Japan CD, 1983)
    PolyStar PHCR-6114 (Japan, CD)
    Mercury 558-859-2 (USA, 9/1/98 - Remaster)

    Track(s):
    A1. Exciter (4:10) - Stanley/Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A2. Not For The Innocent (4:32) - Simmons/Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A3. Lick It Up (3:59) - Stanley/Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A4. Young And Wasted (4:04) - Simmons/Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A5. Gimme More (3:41) - Stanley/Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B1. All Hell's Breakin' Loose (4:34) - Carr/Stanley/Vincent/Simmons [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B2. A Million To One (4:17) - Stanley/Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B3. Fits Like A Glove (4:04) - Simmons [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B4. Dance All Over Your Face (4:13) - Simmons [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B5. And On The 8th Day (4:02) - Simmons/Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]

    Recorded and Mixed at Right Track Studios, NYC, NY, by Frank Filipetti and Moria Marquis, July & August 1983. Additional Recording engineered by Dave Wittman and Stephen Benben at Atlantic Studios, NYC, NY, and Danny Caccavo at The Hit Factory, NYC, NY.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Michael James Jackson, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
  • Album Release: September 18, 1983
  • First Single: "Lick It Up"
  • Second Single: "All Hell's Breakin' Loose"
  • Video's shot for both singles...
  • Album reaches #24 in the charts
  • Japanese version comes with makeup paper sleeve overlay...
  • Mexican version has purple KISS logo...
  • WENDY O. WILLIAMS:
    W.O.W. (1984)
    Releases:
    Jem/Passport Records PB-6034 (USA, 6/19/1984)
    Music For Nations MFN-24 (UK, 1984)
    Plasmatics Media, Inc. WOW-103 (USA, 2000 - Reissue)

    Track(s):
    A1. I Love Sex (And Rock And Roll) (3:47) - Simmons/Beech/Swenson/Tolliver/Stotts
    A2. It's My Life (3:58) - Simmons/Stanley
    A3. Priestess (3:23) - Beech/Swenson/Romanelli
    A4. Thief In The Night (3:47) - Simmons/Weissman
    A5. Opus in Cm7 (4:20) - Swenson/Romanelli
    B1. Ready To Rock (5:11) - Swenson/Romanelli/Stotts
    B2. Bump And Grind (4:27) - Beech/Swenson/Romanelli/Tolliver/Stotts
    B3. Legends Never Die (4:25) - Simmons/Free/Mitchell
    B4. Ain't None Of Your Business (3:27) - Simmons/Carr/Vincent

    Engineered by Frank Filipetti. 2nd Engineer: Tom Roberts. Assistant Engineers: Billy Miranda, Tom Brick, and Moira Marquis. Recoded and mixed at Right Track Studios, NY. Track A2 allegedly features the music of KISS with the vocals of Wendy added in which case it would include Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Carr, and Vinnie Vincent plus lead overdubs by Wes Beech. Regardless, a Vinnie co-written track appears on the album.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Gene Simmons
  • Album Release: 1984
  • Track A2 alleged to include Vinnie on guitar...
  • KISS:
    CREATURES OF THE NIGHT (1985, Reissue)
    Releases:
    Mercury/PolyGram 824-154-1/4 (US Reissue 7/14/85)

    Track(s):
    A1. Creatures Of The Night (4:01) - Stanley/Mitchell [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A2. Saint And Sinner (4:50) - Simmons/Japp [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A3. Keep Me Comin' (4:00) - Stanley/Mitchell [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A4. Rock And Roll Hell (4:08) - Simmons/Adams/Vallance [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    A5. Danger (3:55) - Stanley/Mitchell [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B1. I Love It Loud (4:12) - Simmons/Cusano [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B2. I Still Love You (6:06) - Stanley/Cusano [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B3. Killer (3:19) - Simmons/Cusano [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    B4. War Machine (4:13) - Simmons/Adams/Vallance [LYRICS] | [MP3]

    Reissue of the album, coinciding with the PolyGram reissue of KISS' back-catalog, featuring several remixes of tracks on the album.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Michael James Jackson, Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons
  • Album Release: July 14, 1985



  • VINNIE VINCENT INVASION:



    VINNIE VINCENT INVASION (1986)
    Releases:
    Chrysalis BFV-41529 (USA, 1986)
    Chrysalis CHR-1529 (UK, 1986)
    Toshiba/EMI WWS-81771 (Japan, 10/22/86)
    Toshiba/EMI TOCP-7972 (Japan, 1995 - CD)
    Zoom Club Records ZCRCD-49 (UK, 10/03/2000 - CD Reissue)
    Zoom Club Records ZCRCD-49LTD (UK, 10/03/2000 - CD Reissue, Slipcase Edition)
    Zoom Club Records ZCRCD-86BOX (UK, - Box Set CD Reissue)
    Capitol/EMI Records 81494 (USA, 6/23/2003 - Remaster)

    Track(s):
    01. Boyz Are Gonna Rock (4:56) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    02. Shoot U Full Of Love (4:42) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    03. No Substitute (3:52) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    04. Animal (4:39) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    05. Twisted (4:33) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    06. Do You Wanna Make Love (3:22) - Vincent/Fleishman [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    07. Back On The Streets (4:48) - Vincent/Freeman [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    08. I Wanna Be Your Victim (4:35) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    09. Baby-O (3:44) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    10. Invasion (5:24) - Vincent/Fleishman [LYRICS] | [MP3]

    Arranged by Vinnie Vincent & Dana Strum. Recorded at Baby 'O Recorders, Hollywood, CA, January - March 1986. Recorded by Mikey Davis assissted by Kevin Smith. Mixed at Cherokee Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, May 1986, by George Tutko assisted by Curtis Drake. Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York City, NY, by George Marino. Original LP has lyric inner dust sleeve.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Vinnie Vincent & Dana Strum
  • Album Release: August 26, 1986
  • First Single: "Boyz Are Gonna Rock"
  • Second Single: "No Substitute" - Promo Only
  • First Video: "Boyz Are Gonna Rock"
  • Album reached #64 on the charts.



  • VINNIE VINCENT INVASION:



    ALL SYSTEMS GO (1988)
    Releases:
    Chrysalis 209-11 USA, 5/2/1988)
    Chrysalis OV-41626 (USA, 5/1988)
    Chrysalis CHR-1626 (UK, 1988)
    Toshiba/EMI TOCP-7973 (Japan, 1988)
    Zoom Club Records ZCRCD-68 (UK, 5/25/2001 - CD Reissue)
    Zoom Club Records ZCRCD-86BOX (UK, - Box Set CD Reissue)
    Capitol/EMI Records 81493 (USA, 7/5/2003 - Remaster)

    Track(s):
    01. Ashes To Ashes (5:02) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    02. Dirty Rhythm (3:37) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    03. Love Kills (5:33) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    04. Naughty Naughty (3:29) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    05. Burn (4:37) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    06. Let Freedom Rock (5:30) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    07. That Time Of Year (4:42) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    08. Heavy Pettin' (4:10) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    09. Ecstasy (4:35) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    10. Deeper And Deeper (3:54) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    11. Breakout (3:59) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    12. The Meltdown (1:59) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    13. Ya Know I'm Pretty Shot (3:50) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]

    Arranged by Vinnie Vincent & Dana Strum. Recorded at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA, and the Sunset Landmark Theatre, Hollywood, CA (Drums). Engineered by Mikey Davis assissted by Jay Lean. Mixed at Cherokee Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA. Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York City, NY, by George Marino. Some international issues also list the intro of "Let Freedom Rock", separately as "Star Spangled Banner Intro". Track 13 is an acoustic piece. Has lyric inner sleeve. It was originally planned to include two live cuts from the Iron Maiden tour on the Japanese edition.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Vinnie Vincent & Dana Strum
  • Album Release: May 2, 1988
  • First Single: "Love Kills"
  • Second Single: "That Time Of Year"
  • First Video: "Love Kills"
  • Second Video: "That Time Of Year"
  • Album reached #64 on the charts.



  • V/A:



    NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. 4: THE DREAM MASTER OST (1988)
    Releases:
    Chrysalis OV/OVT-41673 (USA, 8/17/1988)

    Track(s):
    01. SEA HAGS - Under The Stars
    02. ANGELS FROM ANGEL CITY - Standing Over You
    03. GO WEST - Don't Be Afraid Of Your Dreams
    04. DIVINYLS - Back To The Wall
    05. JIMMY DAVIS & JUNCTION - My Way Of The Highway
    06. VINNIE VINCENT INVASION - Love Kills
    07. VIGIL - Therapist
    08. BLONDIE - Rip Her To Shreds
    09. LOVE / HATE - Angel
    10. CRAIG SAFAN - Resurrection

    Special 5:31 version of "Love Kills" with Freddie Krueger introduction appears on this movie sountrack with a diverse group of other notably rock artists.

    Facts:
  • Album Release: July 1988



  • THE BANGLES:



    EVERYTHING (1988)
    Releases:
    CBS/Columbia 44056 (USA, 10/17/1988)
    CBS/Columbia 462 979-1/2/4 (Europe, 1988)

    Track(s):
    01. Make A Play For Her Now (3:49) - Vincent/Peterson.

    Recorded at Ocen Way Studios, and Studio 55; Vinnie co-writes one track with the Bangles member Vicki Petterson and plays 12-string guitar on the track on the album which would be that group's final album together...

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Davitt Sigerson
  • Album Release: October 14, 1988
  • Album attains RIAA Gold (12/21/88) & Platinum (4/17/89) status...



  • VINNIE VINCENT:



    THE EP (1996)
    Releases:
    Metaluna Records, LLC MR-001 (USA, 3/17/1996)

    Track(s):
    01. Euphoria (5:21) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    02. Get The Led Out (6:13) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    03. Wild Child (5:11) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    04. Full Shredd (4:57) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]

    Limited edition CD. Co-Produced by: Phil Kenzie; Engineered by Vinnie Vincent and Phil Kenzie; Vinnie Vincent: Guitar, Bass and Background Vocals; Robert Fleichman: Lead Vocals; V Meister: Drums. Originally released with the title, "The EP", it was soon retitled "Euphoria", with the rear cover graphic reversed. The purpose of the EP was to provide a sample of material which is supposed to feature on Vinnie's then forthcoming album, "Guitarmageddon". Vinnie gives thanks to Paul, Gene, and Eric Carr in the linear notes in a nice touch of class. Oh, yeah, and the EP rocks! As of 2009 the album is available via digital delivery through Apple iTunes and Amazon.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Vinnie Vincent
  • Album Release: 1996



  • VINNIE VINCENT:



    EUPHORIA (1996)
    Releases:
    Metaluna Records, LLC MR-001 (USA, 1996)

    Track(s):
    01. Euphoria (5:21) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    02. Get The Led Out (6:13) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    03. Wild Child (5:11) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    04. Full Shredd (4:57) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]

    Limited edition CD. Co-Produced by: Phil Kenzie; Engineered by Vinnie Vincent and Phil Kenzie; Vinnie Vincent: Guitar, Bass and Background Vocals; Robert Fleichman: Lead Vocals; V Meister: Drums. Originally released with the title, "The EP", it was soon retitled "Euphoria", with the rear cover graphic reversed. The purpose of the EP was to provide a sample of material which is supposed to feature on Vinnie's forthcoming album, "Guitarmageddon". Vinnie gives thanks to Paul, Gene, and Eric Carr in the linear notes in a nice touch of class. Oh, yeah, and the EP rocks!

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Vinnie Vincent
  • Album Release: 1996



  • VINNIE VINCENT



    ARCHIVES (Unreleased, 1997)
    Releases:
    Metalluna Records, LLC (USA, Unreleased)

    Track(s):
    Unknown.
    Track list unknown. Recorded at various studios 1965-96. This would have been a cassette-only release.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Vinnie Vincent



  • VINNIE VINCENT



    GUITARMAGEDDON (Unreleased, 1997/8)
    ??
    Releases:
    Metalluna Records, LLC (USA, Unreleased)

    Track(s):
    01. Wild Child (0:00) - Vincent
    02. Rocks On Fire (0:00) - Vincent [LYRICS]
    03. Euphoria (0:00) - Vincent
    04. Get The Led Out (0:00) - Vincent
    05. Nuke It (0:00) - Vincent [LYRICS]
    06. Shocker (0:00) - Vincent [LYRICS]
    07. Invincible (0:00) - Vincent [LYRICS]
    08. Full Shred (0:00) - Vincent
    09. Young Blood (0:00) - Vincent
    10. Brainsaw (0:00) - Vincent
    11. Heavy Metal Poontang (0:00) - Vincent [LYRICS] | [MP3]
    12. Ride The Serpent (0:00) - Vincent
    13. Cockteazer (0:00) - Vincent

    Track list unknown. Recorded at Grandmaster Recording Studios, Clear Lake Audio, and Corner Stone Studios, in Los Angeles, CA; Blue Diamond Studios, Nashville, TN and probably other studios. Drummer Allyn Miller known to be involved in some capacity.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Vinnie Vincent



  • VINNIE VINCENT



    ARCHIVES, VOLUME 1 - SPEEDBALL JAMM (2002)
    Releases:
    The GTR Company GTRV-10449 (USA, 1/11/2002)

    Track(s):
    01. Speedball Jamm (71:14) - Vincent
         a. Shredd 1 - Solo (07:27)
         b. Shredd 2 - w/ drums & bass (11:23)
         c. Shredd 3 - Solo (00:47)
         d. Speedball I (13:01)
         e. Speedball II (10:08)
         f. Speedball III (01:40)
         g. Speedball IV (04:09)
         h. Speedball V (09:22)
         i. Shredd 4 - Solo (04:17)
         j. Speedball (Live) (08:57)

    "Speedball Jam" was the title of a Vinnie Invasion instrumental which was recorded live in the studio and played live on occasion. This CD, with one long 71 minute track is an analog transfer of a Vinnie warm up session, with some very wild shredding. Sound quality wise, it wouldn't have been too difficult to take out the analog hiss without losing the sound depth. And there is no reason why it couldn't been tracked properly. I've added the tracking in an effort to differentiate the different parts of the recording. The live version closes the CD.

    Facts:
  • Producer(s): Vinnie Vincent
  • Album Release: Jan. 11, 2002
  • A first volume of the long-awaited "Archives"?